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2016 Summer Olympics

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  • Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal

    Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday.
  • Rio 2016 mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organizers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals...

    2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics mascots unveiled

    Olympic mascots tend to be goofy, garish and quizzically odd. So no one should be surprised by the multicolored talismans unveiled by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The yet-to-be-named figures that will represent the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic...

    Olympics - USOC and Nike extend partnership through 2020

    (Reuters) - U.S. sportswear company Nike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its athletes until the end of 2020, the USOC said on Monday. The sponsorship extension includes providing footwear and apparel for American...

    Els dreams of carrying South African flag at 2016 Olympics

    By Tony Jimenez (Reuters) - Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, he said at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The South African, who has won...